Tanque Verde Elementary students donate to refugees at different school
Reporter: Alexis Fernandez
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Today, a classroom of refugees at Prince Elementary School got a special delivery of presents from a group of students at Tanque Verde Elementary.
Dozens of first and fifth-graders delivered four vans full of donations to 27 refugees at Prince Elementary.
"It's been wonderful helping other kids who have pretty much nothing. That's a pretty good experience," said Alfonso Velosa, a sixth-grader from Tanque Verde.
It was all part of a community service project organized by their teachers to help give back.
"We got to make blankets for them by putting two pieces of fleece and making them into blankets -- also pretty good because it's almost the holiday and feels really nice to give them something that they can look forward to next year," said Auroia Watson, another sixth-grader.
Jennifer Skaggs, one of the teachers who helped organized the project says it took students about a month to raise donations from the community.
She says the students donated their own money to make blankets.
"Has such a powerful message for them to see when I donate something it really does do well for somebody," said Skaggs.
Students say it was a small way to spread cheer in time for Christmas.